Press releases

  • 03 Feb 2021 - KABUL - Allegations by detainees of torture in Afghan detention facilities continue at high rates with the procedural rights of those detained largely ignored, according to the latest bi-annual ‘Torture Report’ released today by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Geneva-headquartered UN Human Rights Office.
  • 05 Jan 2021 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes today’s return of negotiators to Doha and looks forward to the speedy resumption of talks between the two Afghan negotiating teams in Qatar.
  • 07 Dec 2020 - KABUL - Afghan women and girls are being failed by the country’s justice system with their access to justice for crimes of violence remaining tenuous, finds a new report released today by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the UN Human Rights Office.
  • 25 Nov 2020 - KABUL - On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW), the United Nations in Afghanistan calls on everyone to increase efforts to prevent and redress violence against women and girls, particularly in the context of the outbreak of COVID-19.
  • 24 Nov 2020 - International community renews its long-term commitment to the people of Afghanistan with significant pledges at the conference. Afghanistan and international partners commit to shared development objectives for 2021 – 2024, and adopt a communique calling for an end to the war and a durable peace, stability and prosperity.
  • 22 Nov 2020 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General condemns the rocket attacks in Kabul today which resulted in the death and injury of many civilians. He expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. 
  • 02 Nov 2020 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the horrific attack at Kabul University in Afghanistan. He expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. This appalling attack, the second in ten days on a school facility in Kabul, is also an assault on the human right to education. 
  • 31 Oct 2020 - Friends of Afghan Women Ambassadors’ Group Statement on the 20th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325on Women, Peace and Security
  • 27 Oct 2020 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the atrocious and cowardly terrorist attack that took place at the Kabul Education Center, Afghanistan, on 24 October 2020. The attack, which was claimed by ISIL (Da’esh) resulted in at least 24 people killed, including pupils, and wounded dozens of students. 
  • 27 Oct 2020 - KABUL - The number of Afghan civilians killed and injured in the conflict has failed to slow since the start of intra-Afghan peace talks, although the overall civilian casualty figure for the first nine months of 2020 dropped by around 30 per cent compared to the same period in

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